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Pat B

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About Pat B

  • Birthday 04/21/1988

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    middle of nowhere WI
  • Interests
    Smithing, Sword collecting, blacksmithing, archery, knife throwing

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  1. Hello, I was given this old aluminum handled knife marked fjr. I have a few richtigs already but this one doesn't seem typical of the knives I've seen so far. I was wondering if anyone here might know more than I on this.
  2. Just finished up this large mountain man knife.13.5 in of 5160 for the blade .25" thick with 6061 Aluminum guard, leather, Epe wood and moose antler crown.
  3. Hello, Im looking to get a press ready for this summer and was looking at re-purposing either one of those 5 ton electric splitters from menards or getting a 20 ton splitter from harbor freight and making some die for it. Ive seen it done a few times but I wanted to ask some thoughts on electric 5 ton that has the hydraulics Pulling the wedge from the front Vs. a gas splitter that pushes from behind the wedge and which would be best for forging some stock that I have .75" to 1" thick 52100 bearings and races. I would assume that the one pushing the wedge would be strongest but its also a bit more expensive and larger than I have room for at my garage based shop. Thoughts?
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    last of 2014

    thanks Miles, Im growing fond of micarta, it lends a interesting look to blades when textured that way. Ive been debating on trying to checker it next I use it
  5. two most recent finished blades, first is 5160 Curly Oak, leather, brass and buffalo horn that I made for myself as a experimental knife, Its done in a frame handle style but with thinner oak for the frame instead of steel, Ive never seen this done so I thought Id try it and see how well it holds up. Second is 5160 with Canvas Micarta enjoy and happy new year!
  6. I had it made by infinity stamps. The original artwork was drawn for me by a friend when we were in college. When I was looking for a mark I wanted I kept coming back to his original sketch and chose it since it has sentimental meaning to me over anything else I could think of.
  7. Thanks ! It was the first time I tried that look on the handle, I saw it on one that Peter martin had on his table at the badger knife show and i wanted to try doing it since it looked rather grippy and also visually attractive. Caleb, heres a close up.
  8. both 5160, first is a smaller camp knife with textured micarta, Second is Paduk and Wrought iron now bearing my new stamp of a wolfs head howling. Pat B
  9. Thanks guys! Isaac, Id be happy to toss one in for you next time I get to my shop if your interested.
  10. Made this one as a light bacpacking/ hiking knife. 1080 steel with kydex, I added a teklok a hour or so ago. I seem to be enjoying the cord wrapped look recently. normally I dont care for them much but its a nice look I think. Pat B
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    W2 EDC

    Thanks guys, Its off to its new owner tomorrow, hopefully he enjoys it in hand as much as he enjoyed the pics of it I sent him along the way.
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    W2 EDC

    Made this for a local police officer wanting a EDC / concealed carry knife. He came up with the design based off of some sketches and knife images he sent me. Pat B
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    5160 hunter

    Thanks Sam! Its good to be able to make some blades again, even if it is kind of at random as of late. Ive finished it and will be taking some pics soon. Pat B
  14. FInally got back to the forge after a long time. First knife completed in one go in over a year. Blade was originally part of a langseax project that I didnt like and chopped up, handle is cocobolo with brass guard. top of guard is stippled for a little different look. Blade is has a acid rub patina and brass it lightly aged. Thanks for looking Pat B
  15. Thx for the input guys! And yes Dillon, the way i modeled it caused that to happen. Im just intending this to be a concept rather than a 100% plan set. Ive got a few more ive been practicing with and then plan to recreate some off of measurements from some originals ive inspected. Jake, the overall was around 32 in with the cross guard being 8 in long. Im rather hit and miss with pommel design, the shape i like but i think its too small perhaps?
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